What is the point of the MOBO Awards? This celebration of Black British talent has been forever dominated by groups or acts that are based in the United States. If it hadn’t been for their presence, the awards would be virtually reduced to being a half-hour ceremony.
Have you heard of many of the UK acts at the MOBOs? No? Nope…..neither did The Armchair. The majority of the punters wanted to see the American acts. No disrespect to Dizzee Rascal, but did he deserve to pick up the Best UK Male Award? Surely there must be others who are better looking than him (Sorry, wrong comparison… from a self-confessed ugly bloke)!
The Armchair proposes that from next year, the organisers should rename the event, The MAAs– Music of African American Origin. That way, they will be able attract proper corporate sponsorship and we would finally get the awards ceremony we actually deserve.